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Print group Tuesday 14th January

The Print Group meets again on Tuesday 14th January with our usual mix of work at all stages of development to share and discuss and consider how to get the best out of our prints.

The group includes photographers across all levels of experience and is an ideal introduction to understanding photographic critique, sharing tips and techniques and looking for advice.

You don’t even have to bring work along until you are ready to. Prints don’t need to be mounted, but do attach them to some card just to keep them in place on the stands. 

Join us at 7.15 for a 7.30 start in the small hall at Tangmere.  

The featured image is White Tree at Crummock by Andy Bracey 

the next meeting of the pagb group is monday 6th january

The meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.

Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.

Don’t forget that The Southampton International Exhibition of Photography is now open for entries, it closes on 9th February. If you are considering entering this exhibition then you may wish to bring along prospective images to the meeting, for review and critique by the group. 

The featured image above is Off Guard © Lynne Owen

North Mundham PDI Entries

Advanced workers only have until the end of Tuesday 31st to upload their PDI entries.

This year as last, each author’s PDIs will be preceded by a title slide giving the name of the author. If your PDIs are a set then you may wish to add a small amount of text (max 30 words) to describe them. I will add this to the title page. If you want to add text, please email me at: with the text.

Hope you all had a great Xmas and have a wonderful New Year.


Great Northern Festival

The 25th Great Northern Festival (GNF) for Audio Visual sequences took place in Manchester over the weekend of 30th/31st November. Within the Festival there are two competitions, one for the experts and, one that is known as New Horizons.

The main competition is open to all residents of Great Britain, including Northern & Southern Ireland, and overseas residents if they are attending. The New Horizons Competition is a restricted category for those authors who have not previously won awards in a major competition. Authors receive verbal feedback on the day from the Judges and written feedback after the Competition.

Jim Waddington entered the New Horizons competition as he has done in previous years, with his latest sequence ‘My Private Peaceful’. This is a sequence about a soldier in the trenches who goes over the top into enemy lines and gets shot and dies. The story was written by a twelve-year-old girl for a school project and narrated very professionally with great passion.

The surprise came during the prize giving when Jim was awarded ‘highly commended’ and a Great Northern Ribbon for his sequence. He is still on cloud nine.

Reminders, Reminders

The selection committee will be meeting on Friday 20th to select your images for the PAGB Cup, Open and Nature. I have extended the deadline on the upload site to midnight Wednesday 18th, so time to get your favourite entries in, this is open to all club members.

Advanced workers need to upload their PDIs for North Mundham before the 30th of December, also to send their bio’s off to Stephen Marsh ASAP.

Advanced workers also need to be aware that the closing date for the 2nd PDI competition is Thursday January 9th.

Finally, the last RPS Group meeting is on Tuesday 17th in the small hall at 19:30.

Have a great break.

Gas Engine House Photo-shoots

Dear all,
Please see the mail received from John Watkins below which I think may be of interest to some of our members.
My name is John Watkins, as well as being a member of the Hayling Island Camera Club, I have also been a volunteer at the Eastney Gas Engine House for the last 10 years. During this period the volunteers have cleaned painted and maintained these, 115 year old magnificent and rare Crossley Y2  Gas engines, whilst also installing auxiliary electric motors so that they can be seen turning at a reduced speed.Currently we are open to the Public on the last Sunday of the month from 11 am to 5 pm.
As a volunteer I have negotiated with Portsmouth City Council to allow Photo Shoots in the Gas engine House on non-open pubic days and must follow the Photographic Session Rules [as per the attachment ]. These must be filled in and handed to a volunteer  before the session commences. Models are permitted,and should be sourced by yourselves… I spoke to the chairman of the Gosport Steampunk Society during the summer who indicated that members would be willing to be photographed at a session… but this needs to be confirmed.
It is proposed to run 2-3hr sessions a month with a max of 10 photographers commencing Jan 2020.
If Your Club is interested I may be contacted by Email
or telephone  023 9269 0292.
We are in the process of setting up “friends of the eastney gas engine house” where there are a few Images.
Any Contributions to the renovation and maintenance of the Gas Engine House would be very much appreciated.
Cheers John

North Mundham Advanced Workers Exhibition 18th and 19th January 2020

1/ We need prizes for the Tombola to be held on both days of the exhibition. Any unwanted Christmas gifts, bottles of wine or spirits, chocolates etc would be very welcome. Please contact Lyn Owen or Carmel Lynch.
2/. There will be the usual Sales table for photographic equipment and associated items such as books etc. Please bring along any items no longer required. Should there be any queries regarding sales, please get in touch with myself. The amount of money raised for the club from this and the Tombola can amount to a surprising amount. 
3/ There will be the usual Saturday evening dinner at the end of the exhibition’s first day. This is open to ALL club members and helpers. The cost of this will be £13 for a three or four course meal including wine, Margret Preece will be taking bookings for this at club meetings in the new year prior to the exhibition. However it would be appreciated if those of you hoping to come to the dinner could let either Margret or myself know in advance by email etc to give us an idea of demand.
4/ Finally for those of you exhibiting at the exhibition, please send your bios to Stephen Marsh as soon as possible and certainly before Christmas.
Should there be any other queries regarding the exhibition, please contact me on or 01243 266094